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Jackie Élie Derrida
July 15, 1930
El Biar, French Algeria
|Died||October 9, 2004
|Education||B.A., M.A., Dr. cand.: École Normale Supérieure
Postgraduate studies: Harvard University
DrE: University of Paris
Marguerite Aucouturier (m. 1957–2004)
Jacques Derrida (15 July 1930 - 9 October 2004) was a French philosopher. He was born in El Biar, French Algeria into a Sephardic Jewish family originally from Toledo, Spain. He developed a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. His work is called post-structualism and associated with postmodern philosophy.
During his career Derrida published more than 40 books, together with hundreds of essays and public presentations. He had a significant influence upon the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, literature, law, anthropology, historiography, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, psychoanalysis and political theory.
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